May 28, 2022

New York Public Library Cancels Annual Benefit Gala, Donates Gourmet Dinners to Staten Island Residents

From the Staten Island Advance/

It’s not typical Hurricane shelter food: Caesar salad, garlic bread, Beef Bourguignon with fall vegetables, puree of rutabaga and potato, and Apple Brown Betty.

But those delicacies will be delivered to those at three Staten Island locales Tuesday. The diners will benefit from the food that was intended to be eaten at the New York Public Library’s annual gala benefit, a black-tie affair that was scheduled to take place Monday night. Instead, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the event was cancelled.

The hot meal will be delivered to 600 people in total, and will be served at three Staten Island locations on Tuesday.

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